5 Winning, Losing Companies of 2016
Based on S&P stock price changes
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 23, 2016 12:33 PM CST
No. 1 on the list for 2016: NVIDIA.   (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

(Newser) – For some companies, 2016 was an economic cornucopia, with stock fluctuations that worked to their advantage. For others, it was a bummer. 24/7 Wall St. took a look at the year-to-date share price changes of everyone on the S&P 500. Top performers included companies involved in technology and resource extraction (think pipeline construction); some of the losers fell under the biotech and pharmaceutical umbrellas. Here, the five most successful and least successful companies on the index for the year, along with their sector and YTD stock price change:

Most Successful

  1. Nvidia (technology), 201.1%
  2. ONEOK (energy), 136.1%
  3. Freeport-McMoRan (materials), 120.7%
  4. Quanta Services (industrials), 75%
  5. Applied Materials (technology), 74.8%

Least Successful

  1. Endo International plc (health care), -75.1%
  2. First Solar (technology), -50.1%
  3. TripAdvisor (consumer discretionary), -44.2%
  4. Perrigo (health care), -42.7%
  5. Alexion (health care), -39.4%
24/7 Wall St. has a longer list and provides some insight into each company. (These US companies are shrinking, and shrinking fast.)

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